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Job offers Nanophotonics

4 Novembre 2011 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

PhD and postdoc positions in both experimental and theoretical nano-optics are still open. Full info on the different projects and application procedure, click here.

Key benefits from Fresnel - Marseille:

* ambitious innovative research, projects were selected by most prestigious national and european grants.

* state-of-the-art equipment resources & know-how

* close mentorship from a senior CNRS researcher (does very little university teaching, so is more available in the lab).

* long-term career visibility, all contracts have several years duration and can be renewed.

* full social advantages (vacations, health, ...) from being employed by French CNRS

* South France quality of life: city, see, mountains & food :o)

The selection procedure will be ambitious: "excellence is the sole criterion".

Several PhD & PostDoc Positions Nano-Opics

21 Octobre 2011 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Recent research work


The Institut Fresnel is a research state laboratory based in Marseille / France, devoted to research and higher education in all areas of optical and photonic sciences. The Institut Fresnel is seeking to recruit talented, enthusiastic young scientists who are highly motivated to boost their research career in the areas of nano-optics and/or biophotonics. See the general call webpage here.

DONE - POSITION FILLED PhD ExtendFRET : Extended fluorescence energy transfer with nanophotonics


DONE - POSITION FILLED PhD Twins : Theoretical / numerical research in plasmonics and optical antennas

STILL OPEN PhD NanoVista : Nanophotonics inside CMOS biosensors


DONE - POSITION FILLED PostDoc ExtendFRET : Plasmonic circuits design & simulations


DONE - POSITION FILLED PostDoc Twins : Design of optical antennas for enhancing light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale


DONE - POSITION FILLED PostDoc NanoVista : Enhanced detection of single fluorescent molecules with plasmonic antennas

STILL OPEN PostDoc / Contractual Researcher ExtendFRET : Förster resonance energy transfer & surface chemistry

Charting a course for a (successful?) research career

17 Octobre 2011 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Nanophotonics pick

Found that e-book free online, might be of interest for PhD students / young postdocs:

Charting a Course for a Successful Research Career - 2nd edition by Prof. Alan M Johnson
As researchers operate in a progressively competitive research environment, with grant applications increasing, funding opportunities decreasing, and funding bodies tightening the reins around their requirements and expected outcomes - early career researchers are often at a disadvantage when applying for grants. In this helpful guide, Professor Alan M Johnson, steers early career researchers through the potential pitfalls and opportunities when planning for a successful research career.

Summer School on Plasmonics Porquerolles SSOP 2

23 Septembre 2011 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Nanophotonics pick

The SSOPII summer school on plasmonics is approaching !

Check the latest program version, and travel venue information.

Heykel Aouani is Doctor Aouani

9 Septembre 2011 , Rédigé par JW Publié dans #Fancy lab

Heykel obtained his PhD yesterday with honours. Congratulations !

The final manuscript can be downloaded here.


From left to right: Herve Rigneault, Emmanuel Fort, Romain Quidant, Xavier Letartre, Heykel Aouani, Alexandre Bouhelier, Jerome Wenger